When Hollesley Village Hall was built in 1965 a ‘Management Committee’ (in the form of a Charitable Trust) was set up to manage the day to day running of the hall. The structure of the Committee was such that it meant it could not hold the Legal Title to the building and land so, Hollesley Parish Council was appointed as a ‘Custodian Trustee’ to the Trust, with the sole purpose of holding the Legal Title.
This relationship has continued until now. However, the Parish Council has recently been informed that a new ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’, or CIO, has been set up to manage the Hall. A CIO is capable of holding Legal Title and therefore a request has been received for the Title to be transferred to the new ‘Hollesley Village Hall CIO’.
As a ‘Custodian Trustee’ the Parish Council has had no involvement in the day-to-day running of the hall and all management decisions have been made by the Hall Committee. The Council has had a representative on the Hall Committee, in the form of an individual Trustee.
Before the Council discuss allowing the legal title of the Hall to be transferred to the new CIO we would like to hear your comments. Are you in favour of the transfer, or perhaps not? Do you have any suggestions for inclusion in to the new Trust Deed that will govern the new CIO? Please let the Parish Council have your views (to firstname.lastname@example.org) by 14th July.